Dilip Kumar, Bollywood's 'tragedy king', dies at 98 after long illness

Dilip Kumar Death

Dilip Kumar, the king of Bollywood tragedy, died at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital.

According to news agency ANI, veteran actor Dilip Kumar has died at the age of 98, according to Dr. Jalil Parkar, the pulmonologist treating him at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital.

He was born Mohammed Yusuf Khan in 1922 in Peshawar, Pakistan, and became known as Dilip Kumar after joining Bollywood in the 1940s.

On June 30, Dilip Kumar was brought to the hospital after complaining of respiratory problems. In June, he went to the hospital for the second time.

"I announce the loss of our dear Dilip Saab, who passed away a few minutes ago, with a sad heart and great grief. We come from God and return to Him. - Farooqui, Faisal "Dilip Kumar's official Twitter handle tweeted.

Saira Banu, a renowned leading lady in Bollywood in the 1960s and 1970s, is Dilip Kumar's widow.

Dilip Kumar holds the record for the most Filmfare Awards he has received. He was the first recipient of the award and has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor eight times. During his five-decade career, he made several contributions to Hindi film, including the development of the method acting approach.

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his condolences for the renowned actor's passing on Twitter, writing, "Dilip Kumar summed up the narrative of rising India in his own words. The actor's allure crossed all boundaries, and he was adored throughout the subcontinent. With his death, an era comes to an end. Dilip Saab will be remembered in India for the rest of his life. Heartfelt condolences to his family and legions of admirers."

"He will be regarded as a cinematic great," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said of renowned actor Dilip Kumar's death.

"Dilip Kumar Ji will go down in cinematic history as a legend. He was endowed with unrivaled brilliance, which attracted audiences of all eras. His death leaves a void in our cultural landscape. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and countless fans. R.I.P., "PM Modi sent out a tweet.

Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, also paid homage to the renowned Bollywood actor on Twitter, writing, "My deepest condolences to Dilip Kumar Ji's family, friends, and fans. For years to come, his remarkable contribution to Indian film will be recognized."

On June 6, the veteran actor was admitted to the hospital for a similar ailment.

Dilip Kumar, the 'tragedy king' to generations of moviegoers, has been hospitalized to the Hinduja Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU), a non-COVID-19 facility, since Tuesday.

In his career, he has appeared in over 65 films, including 'Devdas' (1955), 'Naya Daur' (1957), 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960), 'Ganga Jamuna' (1961), 'Kranti' (1981), and 'Karma' (1983). (1986). In 1998, he was last seen in the film 'Qila.' 

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